New year, new focus
Updated: Dec 23, 2018
Since launching in September 2019, Verse in Prose has gained an impressive following within the Phnom Penh community. It started out as a (selfish) desire to hear from people what brought them to Cambodia, and has turned into a community space where people can share their personal experiences before a welcoming and appreciative audience. I am incredibly grateful to the people who have chosen to share their stories (and in one case, lyrics!) on the beautiful Java Creative Café stage. I look forward to bringing you more live storytelling in the new year!
As people approached me about the event, several people mentioned that they had used the monthly theme as a writing prompt for their own pleasure. They didn't feel ready (yet) to take the stage, but thought it would be a good story to write down. For this reason, I decided to launch VerseInProse.com, where I could keep growing the Phnom Penh storytelling community. Kicking off in 2019, I hope to bring you written stories from generous writers who are looking for a different kind of audience. I hope that by extending the ViP experience online, it will not only reach a wider and different audience, but bring us even closer together as we share and learn from each other's experiences.